The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Trees in Urban Environments

Presented by: James McGregor

Course description

Urban trees are an essential element of the green infrastructure of our cities. However, it can often be difficult to articulate and quantify the environmental benefits that urban trees provide. This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits that trees provide in urban environments and discuss two cases from London, UK, and California, which quantify these benefits.

Participants will gain an understanding of the key drivers associated with the need for green infrastructure and the current trends in urban tree populations. The webinar will provide an overview of the economic and environmental benefits including energy savings, carbon storage, improved air quality, stormwater management, and impacts on property values.

The benefits will be highlighted through the examination of two case studies. The first case study will look at the value of London's urban forests; the second will examine the value of street trees in California. Participants will also be introduced to free peer reviewed modeling tools available to evaluate the benefits of trees at any site.


Learning Objectives:

1. Gain an understanding of the key drivers associated with the need for green infrastructure and urban tree populations.

2. Be able to identify and describe the benefits of the urban forests.

3. Understand and describe the value proposition for investment into urban trees.

4. Gain an understanding of tools available to model the benefits of urban trees.

5. Understand and describe the two case studies on the value of urban trees.


General Course Information

Credits1 CEU/CE/PH/CH
HSWYes
FormatPre-recorded webinar
PresenterJames McGregor


US State Approvals

States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WYYes
North CarolinaYes
New JerseyYes
FloridaYes
GA, MN, and SD
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.
Yes
**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British ColumbiaYes, per reciprocity with LA CES
OntarioYes, per reciprocity with LA CES


James  McGregor
James McGregor

Considered one of Australia's leading thinkers in Green Building technologies and sustainable development, James McGregor has over 18 years of experience in the design, construction, and portfolio management of sustainable developments. He brings together a unique combination of experience in the property sector spanning the full property life cycle including research and development, engineering design, construction, facilities management, and portfolio management of sustainable power generation, commercial, residential, and institutional construction projects.

James has a Masters Degree in Business and Technology, a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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